DIY Pallet Coffee Table – Glow in the dark wood projects with Lichtenberg

Make a Pallet table out of free #pallets and a couple of scaffold planks. A cool Do It Yourself project that you can make using basic power tools and a broken microwave for the #Lichtenberg Figure. Lichtenberg Figure glowing in the dark is an optional extra 🙂 To find out more about #DIY Lichtenberg fractal etchings go and have a look at this playlist.

1st prize winner!!! Table was voted 1st in the 1001pallets competition! Thank you very much!

Made from free materials mostly, 2 pallets, 4 floorboards and 2 scaffolding boards, a piece of glass from the salvage yard, some led lights from ebay.

Tools used
Evolution Rage2 saw & Rage 7 Jigsaw
Challenge belt sander (bearng collapsed on this build)
Makita router, corded and cordless drill, 1/3 sheet sander(developed fault in the power cable)

Many thanks to Alpha industries for providing the glow in the dark powder. Better pics this evening once the sun goes down

Was a long build, a lot of time goes into timber preperation, the endless belt sanding etc. What you get for free you pay for with time, however pallet and reclaimed timber has more character than new timber you find.

DIrect video link to my Microwave transformer setup here

Music used MachinimaSound – Leap of Faith

Note to those wondering, gun shown is Airsoft Toy Replica and rounds shown are dummy inert only..

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calleb303 says:

How did you burn the wood in to those patterss?


Where did you buy the dummy rounds and belts, I’m looking for some as props.

Javier Irizarry Acevedo says:

You are a freaking genius.

surfing318 says:

It’s like cum :/


out of curiosity which sand grid did you use on the belt 220? and then 400 ? on the flat sander?
as I did some test on a plywood using the belt 120 and the resin was coming off easily however due to the fact I actually sand in the way and movement you did “similar” up and down .. it scratches slightly the surface wood and the top of the inlay glow in dark powder..and it ended a little bit dusty scratches

my point is to have a good way to sand without scratching the wood and espacially the surface of the inlay/resin/

which finishing you were using on the wood to actually remove all the sandish kind of white look to rejunate the wood and the inlay?

I use this resin Silmar 249 Clear Polyester Surfboard Resin
from uscomposite

I also made a box and switch on/off for the MOT with 12 gauge extension cable along with the aligator car jump tip
we can exchange you like go to england often

Dan Smith says:

now thats pretty sexy au mate

Charles Hank says:

absolutely artistic great job

Ken Lewis says:

It was cool until it went all ammosexual.

first name last name says:

what is your ratio on the glow paint are you mixing it with something else?

Роман Аурилас says:

Super!!!!!! Golden hands you. Good and continued success in your tvorchistve.

Pj Metuatini says:



just wow

Google Google says:

that’s Amazing

AJ Price says:

can I ask about the burning of the wood process what you used to create those burn patterns

Mehmet Aydın says:

Videonun başlangıç noktası amatörce geldi bana lakin sonuç MUHTEŞEM tebrik ederim …. The starting point of the video sounds amateurish, but the result is great, congratulations.

ab osm says:

That looks so dope

Paul Cairns says:

Love the rustic commentary.

Flip Flop C says:

just watched that from beginning to end it went from a pile of crap to a big fucking WOW(swear words and capitals were necessary to emphasise my point). You are my new god of making stuff from stuff. Table is awesome and someone would pay a lot of money for that and the rest of your furniture in your house is amazing.

ümit tasoren says:

if ı do not have this free time

toosweet241 says:

IWant To Be You

Crimson Moon says:

I love the sound of the music with the tools and I love this song and amazing job with the table.

The DodgeFather CTD says:

How do you get the burns ?

scott mclean says:

could I mix the glow in dark powder with screwfix’s no nonsense water repellent sealer? this way I’m getting a waterproof sealer and the fluorescent effect. plus screwfix’s is cheap. I’m off to bed now been a long tiring night shift but I’d appreciate your thoughts. thank you Mr. Bongo

Denyy Denyy says:

wow. fantastico

Steve Honey badger says:

That’s pretty damn awesome.

pocho2131 says:

wow it’s a beauty

Javiera Paz says:

like 4 the qt cat♡♡♡♡

Chris S says:

Freaking Amazing !

Dirty Plumbus says:

you swear a lot in this video and to be honest I’m a first-time watcher I think I’m going to fucking subscribe

rurusiddi says:

You have the sexiest voice in the world. You could say anything and I’ll listen.

marion nesbit says:

thats 1dope display table bro..

Trevor Cassidy says:

Hi Bongo I’m loving the table it’s excellent and very inspiring. I’m making a table myself and have done some lichtenberg figures on it. Got some water clear epoxy and glow powder but I’m finding the epoxy won’t dry enough to sand, always sticky to touch! what type epoxy are you using? Oh and are you using a welder to burn your lichtenberg figures?

Crimson Moon says:

I was wonder, if there was a way to make the wood keep its wet look when polishing or wetting it down because I really love the effect it has on the wood.

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celtic shaman 365mhz says:

Good craft work and skill with imagination and creativity. I’ve done a lot of creative one offs down through the years and watching yourself and the likes keeps the fire burning within . Keep it up brother , people need to be inspired and fuck the begrudgers. Just subbed .

MrCarnutbill67 says:

Shit shop, shit tools and shit materials= outfucking standing finished product. If this video doesn’t inspire people to get out there and build something then nothing will. I’ve got twice the shop, twice the tools and twice the materials but haven’t made anything half as good as this. I’m inspired to get off my ass and make something cool. Thank you and subscribed.

Dave Butch says:

Awesome work!!!!!!

ben kirk says:

awsome work i want one

Notellu says:

Awesome job!!

Nilo Bortolotti says:

Excellent, very cool. The guns and ammo inside are awesome!

hatage kakashi says:

realy nice idea

Justin Bilyj says:

Too Cool! Would love to have one with the RUNES enscribed in it. But the wood technique was awesome, where did you learn that?

CoMa Concepts says:

Started lichtenberg group if anyone is interested.

Ramone Bills says:

How much time does it take you to make a table like that??? And how much do you sell them for?

scott mclean says:

hy bongo, what size glow in dark powder do you suggest o get, looked on eBay at alpha industries and they do 10g for £2 if I want to do a table top for example bout 500mm long by 300mm. them sizes are completely off top of my head but just so I can get idea thanks

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